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Apply to Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson campus offices in Hampton and Williamsburg remain closed to the public through at least May 1. Classes have resumed through virtual, or alternative delivery, and the College has moved to a telework environment. Student services are available online. Current students may now register online for summer and fall classes. Open registration begins March 30. Visit for more information.


03/25/2020 - 4:53pm

Staff cannot access a student’s record without a valid photo ID.

Step 1: Apply to Thomas Nelson

Applying to the College is free. Before you apply, please review our How to Apply page.

The completed application will indicate your domicile status, Student ID number, and MyTNCC username and temporary password. Make sure to keep this information handy.

College Application

Step 2: Sign in to MyTNCC

After completing the College application, set up your MyTNCC account using your MyTNCC username and temporary password.

MyTNCC provides access to important student information and your College email account.

Sign in to MyTNCC

Step 3: Download & Sign in to Navigate

Your Navigate Information will be sent 24 hours after your application is submitted.

Navigate is an online platform specifically created for you. Sign in and start the College on-boarding process. Connect your goals to the right program at Thomas Nelson.

Get help with on-boarding and admissions, choosing the right program, planning and picking the right classes, creating a best-fit schedule and making an appointment with an advisor.

Sign in to Navigate

Next Steps

Placement Testing

This is not an admissions test. The test will place you in the appropriate level English and math classes.

» Testing Center

Advising and Registration

Meet with an Academic Advisor to plan which courses you will take and register for classes.


Attend orientation and learn about programs of study, transferring to a four-year institution, campus resources, and meet with advisors and staff.

» New Student Orientation

Pay Tuition

Pay for all tuition and fees on time to ensure you aren't dropped from classes. Buy books before the first day of class.

» Tuition and Fees

» Bookstore

Student ID and Parking Permit

All Thomas Nelson students are required to have a student ID and valid parking permit. The cost is included in your tuition and fees.

» Student ID and Parking Permit

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Military, Veterans, & Families

Military, Veterans, & Families

At Thomas Nelson, we believe that military experience, education and training should translate, whenever possible, into academic credit that can help you achieve your educational goals.

Senior Citizens Higher Education Program

Senior Citizens Higher Education Program

A senior citizen is any person, who, before the beginning of any semester in which they claim entitlement to the senior citizen educational benefit is 60 years of age and has had legal...

Visiting College Students

Visiting College Students

Our short 10-week, 8-week, and two fast 5-week summer sessions are a great way to complete classes in a fraction of the usual time.

Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Students registering for Workforce Training and Contrinuing Education classes must create a student profile through the Workforce Enrollment System.